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You'll Want to Make a Batch of This DIY Upholstery Cleaner Apr. 29, 2021

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While we have lots of DIY cleaner recipes in our "Everyday Cheapskate" arsenal, a reliable upholster... Read More

Make Your Own Natural Nontoxic Ant Spray Sep. 09, 2019

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If you've ever had to deal with an invasion of ants, you may know the meaning of exasperation. While... Read More

How to Clean Leather Furniture Aug. 01, 2019

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When it comes to furnishing your home, it's difficult to find anything more luxurious and elegant th... Read More

10 Brilliant Ways to Use Washing Soda That Will Make Your Life Easier Jun. 03, 2019

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It looks and feels for all the world like laundry detergent. White. Coarse. Powdery. A mineral mined... Read More

5 Things You'll Be Happy to Know About Lestoil May. 27, 2019

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Ever wondered where you've been all your life? That's my reaction to a simple heavy-duty cleaning pr... Read More

How to Unclog a Drain Yourself Without Caustic Chemicals Mar. 26, 2019

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A plugged-up sink, shower or tub drain sends most people running for either a bottle of caustic drai... Read More

How to Remove Yellow Sweat Stains. It Really Works! Mar. 13, 2019

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If my inbox is any indication, yellow armpit stains on white shirts are a problem. And I've been avo... Read More

8 Everyday Uses for Nok-Out -- the World's Best Odor Eliminator Mar. 07, 2019

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Nok-Out and I met quite by accident. While searching for ways to deal with offensive odors — t... Read More

5 Homemade Natural Cleaners That Perform Better than Expensive Brands Dec. 05, 2018

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Why bother? Why go to the trouble of making your own cleaning products when buying commercial produc... Read More

How to Make Your Own Dusting Spray Jul. 12, 2018

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Let's talk about dust, shall we? I'm not fond of it. As I write, every flat surface in my home has a... Read More

The Cheap and Easy Way to Build a Great Credit Score Aug. 24, 2016

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Dear Mary: You have said that it's important to keep our credit cards active even if we keep them at... Read More

Mix Your Own Vinegar Solution and Donate Hotel Toiletries May. 04, 2016

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DEAR MARY: I've noticed that the 1-gallon jug of white vinegar at the store says it's mixed with wat... Read More

Cheaper, Better and Faster Sparkling Windows Apr. 11, 2016

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You may recall (since I can't stop talking about it) that we moved into our new home in April 2015 j... Read More

My Top 5 Favorite Homemade Cleaning Solutions Feb. 23, 2016

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If there's one area that you can cut down in household spending, it's household cleaners. The cost o... Read More

How to Remove Years of Kitchen Cabinet Grit and Grime Nov. 02, 2015

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When did you last look at your kitchen cabinets? Not a passing glance, but an up-close visual study ... Read More